Neighbors' Associations' Borders

dan's picture

Thought having these all together might help.
The definitions come from their respective websites.

FNA
the Delaware River to Laurel Street, Laurel Street to Front Street, Front Street to Norris Street, Norris Street to Trenton Avenue, Trenton Avenue to Frankford Avenue, Frankford Avenue to York Street, York Street to the Delaware River. All border streets include odd and even addresses.

EKNA
Front Street and Kensington Avenue in the West, Lehigh Avenue to the North, and Trenton Avenue/Frankford Avenue to the East. (and Norris to the south, according to a post by Stanford Gable on fishtown.us)

ORCA
The Delaware River-Trenton Ave - The Railroad-York Street

tudor's picture

ORCA has a certain pizzazz

ORCA has a certain pizzazz as a name--

Fishtown_Dave's picture

tudor wrote:ORCA has a

tudor wrote:

ORCA has a certain pizzazz as a name--

I agree! Fishtown may have the shad, but ORCA has the killer whale!

dan's picture

Okay, I've made a map based

Okay, I've made a map based on the above definitions.

However, the EKNA definition doesn't seem to define how far down it goes, because Frankford & Front Street never meet. I know it goes below Norris because I know there's overlap with the FNA, but I'm not sure how far down it goes. I arbitrarily made the end Girard Ave for now.

Does anybody know the correct border at the bottom there?


View Larger Map

dan's picture

Fishtown_Dave wrote:tudor

Fishtown_Dave wrote:
tudor wrote:

ORCA has a certain pizzazz as a name--

I agree! Fishtown may have the shad, but ORCA has the killer whale!

and EKNA has the.... ummm....
the... uhh...
well... there's the... ummm...

I dunno. Maybe Meatwad?

2014 susquehanna's picture

EKNA should be changed to

EKNA should be changed to MBNA. Not the Bank....Milk Bottle Neighborhood Association. It's all we have that's really interesting.

NEW KENZO's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote:EKNA

2014 susquehanna wrote:

EKNA should be changed to MBNA. Not the Bank....Milk Bottle Neighborhood Association. It's all we have that's really interesting.

and the only active brewery in the city , ahem.

Perhaps we should be a single word hood too? beertown

2014 susquehanna's picture

NEW KENZO wrote:2014

NEW KENZO wrote:
2014 susquehanna wrote:

EKNA should be changed to MBNA. Not the Bank....Milk Bottle Neighborhood Association. It's all we have that's really interesting.

and the only active brewery in the city , ahem.

Perhaps we should be a single word hood too? beertown

Stanford Gable
How could I forget PBC....Maybe we are slightly higher on cool factor than I was thinking.

george's picture

dan wrote: Does anybody know

dan wrote:

Does anybody know the correct border at the bottom there?

Yes.

Ftown66's picture

Dan you forgot to include

Dan you forgot to include the island as part of fishtown. Me and my friends paddles out there 25 years ago and conquered it for fishtown. Instead of planting a flag i left a few empty cans of Schmidts beer there to stake my claim

dan's picture

Ftown66 wrote:Dan you forgot

Ftown66 wrote:

Dan you forgot to include the island as part of fishtown.

The FNA's charter says their border is the river.
However, their map shows them extending to the PA state line in the river.

Given that ambiguity, I think the empty cans tip it in your favor...
but I'm too lazy to change the map.